Frequently asked Questions

FAQ's for buying and selling at Wotton Auction Rooms


What sort of items can you buy at Wotton Auction Rooms?


We hold large monthly auctions which regularly include: Ceramics, Glassware, Jewellery, Clocks & Watches, Collectables, Textiles, Silver, Metal Ware, Paintings & Fine Art, Furniture, Outside Effects etc. You can see examples of upcoming items from our next sale here. View our previous sale's catalogue here.



Can I view sale items online?


Yes you can. We provide catalogues for all of our monthly sales. Click here to view our upcoming items and our previous sale catalogues. Our catalogues can also be viewed at www.the-saleroom.com.



How can I sell my items through Wotton Auction Rooms?


We welcome entries for our monthly auctions within the periods listed here. During which times we are on hand to provide free and professional advice on whatever you may be considering selling at auction. Home visits and valuations can be arranged by making an appointment through the office. We are always available via email or telephone for further advice and guidance regarding all aspects of selling at auction. Contact us here.



What sort of items can I sell at Wotton Auction Rooms?


We are pleased to deal with a wide range of items to include Ceramics, Glassware, Jewellery, Clocks & Watches, Collectables, Textiles, Silver, Metal Ware, Paintings & Fine Art, Furniture, Outside Effects etc.

Our friendly and professional team are always on hand to advise on the valuation and sale of items from such areas. We are also experienced and well situated to deal with house clearance content sales, on behalf of executors and private clients as well as conducting auctions at their property.

We are pleased to work in conjunction with www.the-saleroom.com the world’s leading online live auction platform, enabling your lots to be viewed worldwide. Increasingly lots are bought online (between 40% and 50%). Often two buyers, say in Australia and America, or New Zealand and Russia, will contest the sale lot, the purchaser then has the lot despatched, perhaps having no knowledge where Wotton-under-Edge or even Gloucestershire is!



What are your opening hours?


Our opening hours are;
Monday-Friday; 9AM - 5PM.
View days; (Monday before each sale) 10AM – 7PM
Sale days; 9AM- End of sale (5pm on second day of sale).
*PLEASE NOTE: Viewing on the morning of the sale from 9AM. Sale begins at 10AM on a Tuesday and Wednesday.



How do I pay for something that I have won?


At our premises - we are happy accept payment via all major Credit/Debit cards together with cash and cheques.

If you have purchased your items via www.the-saleroom.com payment can ONLY be made in person, via a bank transfer or using the “Pay Now” button on the email you will receive from www.the-saleroom.com after the sale. We do not take card payments over the phone for items purchased via www.the-saleroom.com

All collections must be made by midday of the Saturday following the sale. Failure to collect may incur additional storage charges.



Costs Of Buying


An inclusive Buyers premium of 21% is payable by all purchasers. An additional premium of 4.95% (plus VAT) of the hammer price is payable on all lots purchased via on-line bidding.